How Flax seeds help in weight loss?

Flax seeds scientifically called as ‘Linum Usitatissimum‘ they are brown, tiny seeds loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. They are also called as linseeds and are available in two colors brown and golden colours with same nutritional profile.Flaxseeds are an excellent source of dietary fiber, they can be included in diet which helps in weight loss.  Many experts suggest that a person can include 1-2 teaspoon of flax seeds in diet. Flax seeds can be consumed directly or grounded into powder and used in various foods.

How Flax seeds help in weight loss?

3 Powerful Reasons how flax seeds help in weight loss

Flaxseeds are called as super food due many health benefits. They are rich in lignans which are converted by intestinal flora called as “Enterodiol”. Enterodiol proved to be beneficial for women.  Here are few powerful interesting reasons to add flaxseeds in your diet to lose weight naturally.

Flax Seeds Weight Loss

Flax seeds contain three important components which can take care of your excess body weight and help you in shedding those extra kilos from your body.

  • Fiber

Fiber is digested very slowly in our body, fiber rich foods such as flax seeds, almonds, fruits and vegetables can satisfy your satiety centre by making you feel stomach full for longer duration of time. Flax seeds are rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber. They not only help in weight loss but also help to lower the cholesterol levels, help in movement of bowel so that you can pass your stools easily and quickly. Flaxseeds contain fewer amounts of carbohydrates and calories which are the perfect combination for weight loss.

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Everyone know that saturated and trans fat are unhealthy for our body and they can increase body weight easily. But, good fats (Polyunsaturated fat) pays vital role in maintains overall health. The polyunsaturated fats present in flax seeds are best for weight loss. Fats help in proper digestion by breaking down the proteins and carbohydrates.

  • Lignans

Lignans are antioxidants, which acts as immune booster, very much beneficial for skin and hair. Lignans are the chemical compounds which are found in many plant sources. They are fight against free radicals which can damage our body and makes the immune system stronger.

Nutritional profile of flax seeds

Flax seeds are one of the best source of polyphenols, fiber, arabinoxylans and galactoxylans. They are rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids. They are made up 18% protein, 42% of healthy fats like polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega- 3- fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids and ALA (Alpha linolenic acid). A 100 grams of flax seeds provide you about.

Energy 534  Kcal
Carbohydrates 29 gm
Proteins 18 gm
Fat 42 gm
Sodium 30 mg
Dietary Fiber 27 gm
Cholesterol 0 mg
Potassium 813 mg
Sugar 1.6 gm


Tips for preparing and cooking

  • Flax seeds can be eaten raw or grounded and used in various dishes.
  • You can sprinkle flaxseeds on your salads, cold and hot cereal.
  • Flaxseeds can also be added in homemade cookies, bread, muffins, chapatti or any other dishes.
  • Add these ting grounded seeds in buttermilk, breakfast shakes in order to pump the nutritional volume.
  • Sprinkle some flaxseeds on top of your vegetables curries, fries, etc.

Along with flax seeds you can also use flax seed oil. Flax seed oil can be added in juices, smoothies and shakes.